HOW TO GUARANTEE THE EASIEST BUILD YOU’LL EVER HAVE
When you choose a design and build package from Bespoke Norfolk Group for your home construction project, you’re guaranteeing yourself the easiest build you’ll ever have.
You may be thinking that there is no way we can guarantee such a thing and that it’s a statement that is too good to be true. While we understand your uncertainty, we would argue that when you choose Bespoke Norfolk Group as your construction company, the chances of a stress-free build are almost certain.
It’s down to our many years of experience, the skills we have acquired, and our unique resources that make working with us such a breeze.
Of course, you may have doubts, so that’s why we’re going to take you step-by-step through our tried and tested process that has led to countless happy clients and many unbelievable completed projects.
FREE MEETINGS AND DESIGNS
Throughout our time spent working with our local community, we made a decision to make the consultation phase of a project as simple and easy as possible. After all, this is the start of your project – a time that is supposed to be filled with excitement and looking forward to what’s to come, rather than headaches and dreading the next step.
That’s why we offer free meetings where we not only get to know every little detail of your project, but we also get to know you and you get to know us – the people behind Bespoke Norfolk Group.
What sets our meetings apart from the rest? That will be our founder, Stuart. He’ll be at your very first meeting with us to offer his insight, experience, and a keen eye for design. He isn’t just a builder, he’s also a design enthusiast – in fact, following your meeting, he will get busy creating a personalised Pinterest board for your project – contained in that, will be budget-friendly ideas that will take your build to the next level.
Stuart will help you to see aspects of your project from a different angle, offer tips on how best to achieve what you want, and offer guidance on things you may never have even thought of. That’s the Bespoke difference.
ESTIMATING YOUR EXPENSES
After you’ve sat down with us, the first task for us is to send you an estimation of what your project is going to cost.
For some construction companies, an estimation is seemingly thought off the top of the head with no insight into how that figure was reached. Here, we do our estimates a little bit differently.
You’ll be sent our official estimate for your home construction project via email. This will be a detailed document, outlining exactly how we have reached the figure we have. For your peace of mind, we also like to provide you with a ‘worst case figure’, so you know the maximum you would potentially pay.
A SURVEY OF YOUR HOME CONSTRUCTION PROJECT
This part of the process depends on how far along you are with your project, i.e., Do you have plans drawn up?
For the sake of this blog, let’s say you don’t have any plans drawn up. Here’s how we can help via our drawing package, which is complete with:
- Preliminary drawings
- Working drawings
- Structural engineer design calculations
- Building control approval
Having this drawing package provided to you is a plus because it will mean that your design and build will be consistent from start to finish. If this way suits you, the next approach is to perform an architectural survey of your property.
What is an architectural survey? It allows an architectural technician to survey your whole property before any work has taken place. Then, one of our architectural technicians can meet with you to discuss your requirements.
PRELIMINARY DRAWINGS AND OPTIONAL 3D DRAWINGS EXPLAINED
Following the survey phase of the process, preliminary drawings (initial construction project plans) will be created by us. To pinpoint the exact result you’re after, we will offer you two or more design options.
For extra assurance that your project will turn out just how you want it to, 3D visuals and walk-around videos of your planned finished project can be made.
AN EASY APPROACH TO PLANNING PERMISSION
The words ‘planning permission’ can send shivers down spines and make hairs stand up as straight as pencils. Yet, to us, planning permission is no problem at all.
When you work with us, we will submit your project’s drawings to your local authority for you. We have done this for many previous clients, which has given us a 100% success rate.
Simply, we know what passes a project through planning permission and what holds a project back. Getting this right the first time is ideal as planning applications can take 8 weeks to hear back from your submission date.
Better yet – through permitted development rights – you may not need any planning permission at all.
As soon as planning permission has been received, the next stages of our expert process can go ahead:
- Building regulation / working drawings are produced
- These are then sent to building control for them to serve the initial notice and confirm our plans
- With working drawings received, our Structural Engineer can produce the necessary calculations
ALL DETAILS TAKEN CARE OF (INCL. QUOTATION, CONTRACT, FINANCES & SCHEDULING
At this stage of the process, the build is soon to go ahead. But not before some important aspects of your project are taken care of.
QUOTATION: YOUR COST BREAKDOWN
Every previous step of the process has enabled us to reach the quotation stage.
Why does all of this come before a quote? Because we believe in quoting our customers with extreme detail – everything is taken into account and considered to provide you with as accurate of a quote as possible.
You may have heard horror stories from others where a construction company has quoted an individual for an amount of something like £30k, and by the end of the project, the individual is left with a bill of £100k plus! That doesn’t happen when you work with Bespoke Norfolk Group.
Our detailed quotes are several pages long, and when we send these out to our clients, we urge them to read every page carefully. That way, if they spot something they would like to add or remove, they can let us know and we will rectify that.
HOME CONSTRUCTION CONTRACT TERMS AND CONDITIONS
If all is well, you will have accepted our quotation, which is wonderful news!
Now the real work can begin. This will start with us sending you our standard contract of terms and conditions. Everyone knows that a great contract is one that benefits both parties – in this case, that’s us and you. Which is why this is sent directly to you by our solicitor.
When we send you our contract, we will also send over your very own finance sheet – this will outline your stage payments along with different possible variations.
We like to be completely transparent, where finances are concerned, with each individual project. To keep you in the know, our Finance Director will keep track of all of the finances and update you throughout.
BUILDING PROJECT TIMELINE AND SCHEDULING
The schedule is one of the most important pieces to the puzzle – who will be where doing what and when?
Creating a schedule on your own can be a whole different monster. Though, if you hire Bespoke Norfolk Group, this is taken care of. Before the work begins, our start-to-finish schedule will be created and sent to you – we’ll let you know what’s happening on a week-to-week basis.
A STRESS-FREE BUILD AND A NEW CHAPTER BEGINS
Once all of that boring paperwork has been finalised, you deserve a pat on the back, and we’ll be busy getting started on your build.
Whether we’re building you a new home from the ground up, extending your current home or renovating your property into something new, you can sit back and relax with anticipation as your dream project will soon turn from an idea into reality.
We will complete your project on time and on budget. The best part? The finished result will be exactly what you had hoped it had been back when we first started this journey together.
There you have it, our complete design and build process or what we like to call ‘the easiest build you’ll ever have’.
If you have a project in mind and you think the design and build approach is something you want, the team here at Bespoke Norfolk Group are eager to hear all about it. Reach out to our team today.